International Excellence Scholarship

Academic year 2019
Amount £25,000

Overview

The International Excellence Scholarship is available to international students who will be studying at St Andrews for an undergraduate degree starting in 2019 with an overseas fee status. The Selection Committee seeks applicants who are gifted students with academic excellence. The successful scholars will be expected to fulfil an ambassadorial role and represent the University at a number of events.

Eligibility

Domicile for fee status

Overseas (not EU)

Level of study

Undergraduate

Year of entry

Entrants in 2019

(Please note that this scholarship is not available to students who are transferring to St Andrews, or to those who have deferred entry.)

Subjects

All excluding Medicine

(Please note that this scholarship is not available to students applying for BA International Honours.)

Schools

All excluding Medicine

Other criteria

  • Only available to students entering their first year of an undergraduate degree (this includes direct entry into year two of course).
  • The Selection Committee seeks applicants who are gifted students with academic excellence. The successful scholars will be expected to fulfil an ambassadorial role and represent the University at a number of events.
  • You will be required to provide a statement of motivation in support of your application (not more than 250 words). This should include your reasons for applying for the Scholarship, explaining how you would expect to benefit from the opportunities the award provides, and describing how you think you might contribute to the community while studying at the University of St Andrews.
  • Recipients of the scholarship will be expected to engage with our Student Ambassadors Scheme. Work through the scheme is varied, but will likely entail engaging in outreach activities and assisting our Admissions staff with events aimed at prospective students and offer holders to help share your experience of being a student at St Andrews.
  • You will also be required to provide two references; both an academic and personal letter of recommendation (not more than 200 words each). The academic reference could be from a teacher, college counsellor or someone who knows your academic capabilities well. The personal reference should be given from a non-family member who will serve as a personal character reference. For example an academic advisor who is aware of your personal attributes, a current or former employer, senior staff member in an organisation where you have volunteered.

It is extremely important that you apply to us for funding giving complete and accurate information.

Your course and funding application are not linked and applying for funding in no way impedes your course application.

What does it cover?

Duration

Annually for the duration of the student's undergraduate programme

Value (per year)

£25,000

Type of award

To cover tuition fees and a contribution towards living costs

Number of awards available

1

(Note: all scholarships will only be awarded if suitable candidates are found)

How to apply

This scholarship is available for application through Scholarships and Funding. After you have applied to a new course beginning in the 2019-2020 academic year, you can access Scholarships and Funding through My Application.

When do applications open?

Early October 2018

Scholarship application deadline

20 January 2019

At what stage of my course application can I apply for this scholarship?

You can apply for the scholarship after you have submitted your application for a place at St Andrews, allow at least two working days for processing and issue of your log in details. You do not need to wait until you have received an offer of a place before applying for the scholarship.

Deadline

Application will close on 20 January 2019

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